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I'm all for unique, but those things are just repulsive.
My brother-in-law borrowed one once. Parked it in one side of his double garage and managed to drive it out the other door. Tiny car!!!!
I wouldn't want to be in a crash in one, thats for sure.
They're like tiny toy cars.
Neither would I Joe.
the only reason i've ever really wanted a car (well, the only practical reason apart from driving along listening to music really loudly ) was to transport things that are just too big and heavy and cumbersome to carry... so what's the point of one of those? just get the bus like the rest of us plebs, I say! :)
Same here Kel. You might as well ride a moped if you're gonna buy one of those. Its safer.
Still less annoying then SUV's.
Smart cars have excellent safety protection, as it goes, and WAY more inside space than you'd imagine at first from the outside. Far better safety than, say, a Ford Ka.
Also, the Smart Roadster is frickin' cooool.
Hey, the Ka's a sturdy beast!
As annoying as SUV's.
I Still think they're ugly no matter how much room they have inside.
Gimme a caddy any day.
I quite like them, really practical in town. Also, as mat said the roadster is a very good looking car.
Well I guess prctical just isn't pretty :o)
I think the fourtwo's are pretty ugly too. No less ugly than pretty much everything else in production at the moment though. :)
The roadster, however, is gorgeous, up close. Got all the right lines for a classic British sports car. Top Gear reckoned it was pretty much a mini Porsche 911, handling-wise. Which is one of the reasons I want one..
Smarts = less bad than SUVs, IMHO, becuase at least the smarts aren't churning out quite as much nasty fumage and scaring the hell out of me when they aggressively overtake my bike, as SUVs are wont to do.
Must find picture of this roadster. You've made me all curious now.
I'll give on the less bad than SUV on the polution part. Agreed.
Smart Roadster Images
You really need to see them in person, but they are lovely. Clarkson reckons they are the most fun thing to drive since the (original) mini cooper. Seeing as I had an original mini cooper, it seems like the next logical choice of vehicle for me... (also, I have a weakness for roadsters of any kinds)
Smart Roadster. The only problem with the thing is you can't get them with a manual gearbox - only one of those flappy paddle things on the steerinf wheel.
Oh, and Smart are stopping making them becuase they're haemorrhaging money.
I'll give on the roadster being so very pretty. I'd own one of those.
Mini Cooper is one of my fave cars. Both new and old versions.
Shit. Why does that always happen with stuff I want?
If tiptronic gears are good enough for F1 drivers, they're good enough for me : )
They come with a playstationesque paddly gear change? Don't they need to have some sort of serious bhp first? Or are they not really that bad at all?
Hey Kostika (or anyone) - want to buy a BRG 1991 Mini Cooper? Needs some Attention, but would make nice project.. Cheap!
Although the engine's not huge, the car's very light so it's still good for 100mph.
The problem with the gearbox is there's a very slight delay in changing, and it won't let you rev it hard, so you can't really make the most of the engine in there.
I think generally though, I have a tendancy to pick up on the negatives too much - all thinks considered it 's a fantastic little car.
As much as I'd love t say yes mat, not only do I have very little money right now, bu I don't have a drivers license. But I don't have a license cause I don't have a car. and I don't have a car cause I don't have a license.
What in the heck is that? I've never seen anything remotely like it.
I'm in upstate NY. All I see are dirty pickup trucks and SUV's. I happen to own a very dirty Jeep myself.
Ok. The roadster? WAY cyoot. Totally.
I'd drive that.
If you live in a city I doubt very much that you need some thing bigger than a smart car, they only look weird because they are unusual, I hated the look at first but they have grown on me. Lets get the Chelsea lot outta the range rover for the school run.
I don't live in the city. I live in a small village about half an hour outside the city.
Ans truth be told I don't like the look of most new cars. I jsut find smart cars especially ugly.
I thought that they would be scarey on the motorway, but a friend has one and he informs me that they handle well and that you feel very safe
when they release a 2 litre turbo version, I'll think about it :D
I'm sure they're safe and a joy to drive. THis isn't about that. Its about looks. :o)
does noone agree that the smart car is the worst car in the entire world? i hate it when i see someone parked side on to be clever, like they are sayin it is worth the 8 grand they cost just to park it wrongly. and this nonsense about it being spacious inside? im sure ppl don't think "mmm i want a spacious car, lets go and buy a smart". the drop top smart car is even more of a joke, u pay an extra 2 grand for a cat flap on the roof. finally why make it 6 speed, im sure they would just fall apart above 70mph. i hope someone shares my views
The fourtwos are too much money, but I quite like the look of them. And nothing says 'I am comfortable with my manhood' like driving a small car.
there is nothing wrong with a small car, but smart goes beyond small, the toys u can buy of them are probably half the size. i would rather catch the bus than drive a smart car
my mum thinks smart cars aren't made for the motorway and they'd get blown over by a lorry. ha.
i used to like them, but once i could drive (legally!) they didn't look as fun.
I drive a smart around Brighton and I am pretty cool!!!
I still think they're ugly as sin.
I like the special edition ones, I hate Ford Ka's too, but even they're not as bad as those motorbikes with a little roof on!
Eww...those are ugly. They should all be thrown down a bottomless pit along with their designers.
How dare you! mart cars are the only thing to save us from minis! You can all go to hell! Smart cars rule. Mini invasion 06. BEWARE!
I actually really like Minis. The news ones too even.
smart cars are the best thing that has happened in years! Minis are the ones who can go to hell or be squished. Damn the lot of you that think they are "uncool". You can buggar off to hell!
I jsut think they're ugly. I'm not looking at anything other than their horrible exterior.
minis are taking over the world! BEWARE!! They are planning to kill us all! Smart cars are here to save us. THose who don't beleive can die for all I care!
Now if you're quite done being a pain in the ass you can stop now. Anymore annying comments will be deleted.
(unless they entertain me)
oi Kostika! They may be ugly. But I can assure you that they are saving us! DOOM ON YOU!!
SMART CARS RULE NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good bye!
[MOD NOTE] Bunch of random trolling comments deleted. Might be worth switching to "Registeres posts only" for the day, Kos :)
Who knew that Smart Cars has a posse?
I know, I'll think twice before taunting them. vicious bunch!
they were being a bit vicious about it all
all over a small car ! ?.....dang....seven hundred hits and no one seemed to get the point. It's a cool car or for some it resembles a car and operates more like a large four wheeled shopping cart complete with GPS tracking. What seriously is the big deal ? It's a car.
Careful mobology, they might come back and they were really horrible. : (
Thanks Seane. Saves me from having to delete them. Hate to switch to registered only, but guess I'll have to for now.
As it seems to have calmed down within an hour (i.e. their class must have ended) I think you'll be safe enough to switch back.
It only seems to be this post. It's my chav post.
For gods sake, no one mention Skoobies or we'll be done for ;)
Skoobie chav smart cars? Oh the horror!
youve both done it now mentioning the horror of the word skoob........ie, they'll be coming soon in hauds asking how to make a smart car out of plastic string
Gordon Murray* has a Smart CityCoupe, except he has put a sequential manual gearbox, bumped up the power and put some extreme camber on the wheels. He is a man who should know a decent car. For that the Smart CC is cool.
Though a Fiat 500 is cooler than that and any Mini
*Gordon Murray is the man who used to design McClaren's Formula 1 cars before he had the dream of building a supercar. That car became the legendary McClaren F1.
I'm more of an Aston Marten type of person.
I just don't like the look of Smart Cars. And jsut cause some big shot likes them doesn't necessarily mean its good. Just means he likes something differant.
I like them. I do wish if they were going to park in those spots they'd go front-to-side (if you see what I mean) so they could fit two in there...
i hate smart cars i mean you get in and you think you are missing half a car! Oh yeah I bought a smart car!
I agree. They look so horrid. I mean a mini is small but smart cars are going too far!
Maybe smart cars are good to drive but they look so stupid driving around! And is it just me or do owners of smart cars all seem to be bad drivers?
no offence to anyone who has a smart car! sorry!!
I'm so tired of the trolling. Going back to registered users only allowed to comment.
Sometimes but I soppose you get thet with any car! I just think they should make smart cars prettier. They look so repulsive!
god sorry only wanted to express my opinion!
I LOVE THIS CAR! I can't wait till they are sold in the U.S. They are supposed to get 60 mpg! They are a little expensive for such a small car though, about 16-20 thousand.
I really love smart cars. i am 17 and i cant wait to be 18 so i can get one. I think they are soooooo adorable and cute!!!!!
just something else to moan about leave the smarts alone
these are awsome cars and they are practical they have excellent gas mileage and there extremely adorable and there safe oh and you don't have to parralel park
I love it and wish I could get one. They are economical, safe because you are pretty much riding in a steel box ( limited crushability), and most of the time it is just me taking care of business all over town. I really want one.
i hate smart cars!!! my dream vehicle seats 8 and gets 12 mpg it eats those ugly things. i have a v6 truck now and it still could crush one
I hate gas guzzling sport utility car. They're pointless pieces of crap. And they;re as ugly as smart cars.
i love them!!! there so cute, i agree with Mary and Juliet, £20 full tank 60mpg and £35 year tax! how can u go wrong.
I love the car. As for safety, I've taken my Smart car through the city pot holes, gravel, ice, snow, and rain. The Smart car is tougher then it looks. I have never had to realign the wheels due to the abuse. At the same time, it is a good grocery car, or for hauling fishing gears.
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